Rising Star: Bilzin Sumberg's Jay Sakalo

Law360, New York (March 29, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT) -- As Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice group leader, Jay Sakalo has secured critical deals in major cases, including a $1.2 billion settlement on behalf of the estate in W.R. Grace & Co.’s case that provides the basis for the chemical company to exit bankruptcy, earning him a spot on Law360’s list of 10 bankruptcy attorneys under 40 to watch.

The 36-year-old partner, who has been with the firm since 2000, may have started out as a transactional lawyer, but when...
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